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Baltic Amber Acorn Necklace
Item #50215
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Admirers will go "nuts" for this elegant Baltic Amber Acorn Necklace. Handmade by Polish amber artisans, a honey amber acorn is capped in aptly textured sterling silver. Sterling silver snake chain and findings. Natural variations will occur.
Spectacular amber jewelry, beads, and specimens—evocative of the amber gem gracing this Baltic Amber Acorn Necklace—are curated by our National Museum of Natural History, the world's preeminent museum and research complex dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural world. Scientists and researchers explore areas of anthropology, ethnology, botany, entomology, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology and the mineral sciences.
18"l. with 1"l. pendant. Lobster closure.
Prized since the Stone Age, treasured by ancient civilizations, and coveted by 18th- and 19th-century European monarchs, amber (particularly 40,000-50,000 year-old Baltic amber) is still highly valued for its natural translucence. A glowing organic gemstone (naturally occurring in various shades of brown, yellow, or green), amber is actually the fossilized resin of prehistoric trees. Natural inclusions such as plant life or insects increase its worth.

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